Access to Justice - From Roadside Guidance to Restoring Freedom After 19 Years

Event Description


Join us for an insightful exploration into the critical role legal professionals play in ensuring access to justice, from the initial roadside encounter to the profound impact of pro bono representation for the wrongfully incarcerated. This presentation will delve into the journey of advocating for justice at every stage, with a particular focus on two aspects of Jazz Hampton’s work: the innovative solutions offered by TurnSignl, which provides real-time connection to an attorney when pulled over, and the transformative impact of pro bono representation exemplified by the case of Marvin Haynes, who regained his freedom after 19 years of wrongful incarceration.

Key Topics:
     1. Introduction to TurnSignl: Explore how TurnSignl, under Jazz Hampton's guidance, is revolutionizing the legal landscape by leveraging technology to provide accessible legal assistance at crucial roadside encounters, ensuring fair treatment and protection of rights for all individuals.

     2. From CEO to Advocate: Learn about Jazz Hampton's multifaceted role as both CEO and General Counsel of TurnSignl, and how his leadership drives impactful change in the legal industry by promoting equity, accessibility, and justice for all.

     3. The Power of Pro Bono Representation: Delve into the inspiring story of Marvin Haynes and the Great North Innocence Project, as Jazz Hampton recounts his pro bono representation efforts that led to Marvin's exoneration and release from prison after 19 years of wrongful incarceration.

     4. Conclusion and Call to Action: Reflect on the importance of access to justice and the transformative potential of legal advocacy, and discover actionable steps individuals and legal professionals can take to promote fairness, equity, and justice within the legal system.



Jazz Hampton, CEO, TurnSignl
Jazz Hampton is CEO and General Counsel at TurnSignl and an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. TurnSignl is a Minnesota-based tech company that provides real-time legal guidance from an attorney to drivers, all while their camera records the interaction.

Hampton has been featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, MSNBC, CBS, NBC Top Story, and was recently named one of Minneapolis-St. Paul’s 40 Under 40 for his work at TurnSignl and in the community, where he sits on the Board of Directors at the Minneapolis Foundation, Catholic Charities Twin Cities, and Great North Innocence Project. He is also a Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain’s Philanthropic Advisory Council member. Finally, Jazz is on the board for the Greater North Innocence Project, and beyond his board position, he is actively representing incarcerated individuals in their legal disputes to prove their innocence and gain their freedom.
Before joining TurnSignl, Hampton was the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and a practicing attorney at Foley & Mansfield, a national law firm with 150+ attorneys, as well as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, an Emerging Leader within Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, and the Co-Chair of DRI’s Young Lawyer Diversity Committee.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits | Event Code: 506035


MSBA/HCBA/RCBA Members: $10.00
Non-Members: $50.00
Law Student: Free

Deadline to register: April 15, 2024

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Jennifer Carter

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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